Six months before I started writing and posting, nothing out of the ordinary happens. Then stuff out of the ordinary happens and it has kept me from writing. Normally not a big whoop but in this case, I'm also suffering from writer's block since I decided to change my story in mid-stream and I already had up to 25 chapters written following the original outline.
Sparks of inspiration are both things of beauty and objects of disgust. While the idea was beautiful, it destroyed what I had already created and now I have painted myself into a corner. The spark of inspiration can engulf the story in an eerily beautiful blue flame and can create something wonderful to watch in the night sky. But then again if you're not careful, the story gets burned into nothing... if you're not careful.
I have a plan but this is when real life rears it's ugly mug. I have already basically shredded the finished chapters and have created a series of... well... scenes. So know I have to re-edit the story using these scenes and writing new transitions for the high school Tim and for the future Tim.
The tapestry should form a wonderful mosaic when complete... or it will turn into something that obviously fell from the sky and hit every branch of the ugly tree on the way to the ground.
I'm betting on the former.
I have not given up on "Mayhem in a Pill". So please don't give up on it yet.
"Never give up. Never surrender."
- Jason Nesmith, Galaxy Quest